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MPS students benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

Published Nov. 14, 2014

Students in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive greater academic, behavioral and mental health supports thanks to the district's successful efforts to help bring in $9.1 million in competitive grants, the district announced this month.

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Art project teaches Doerfler students about advocacy and community engagement

Published Nov. 12, 2014

Today, I got an email from my friends at Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) about a project the group did this autumn with kids at MPS' South Side Anna F. Doerfler Community School in conjunction with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) and the COA CLC program. What's it all about? Read on.

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Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Published Nov. 12, 2014

Milwaukee firefighters have been raising money throughout the year to support the "Warm Up Winter" campaign. Over the past two years Milwaukee Firefighters have donated 5,000 new winter coats to children in 11 MPS schools. This week, they donate at five MPS schools around the city.

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MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

Published Nov. 7, 2014

Wisconsin's top elementary physical education teacher for 2014 -- Gail Milbrath of Milwaukee Public Schools' Greenfield Bilingual School -- just learned she's in line for an even higher honor. Gail Milbrath is also the Midwest PE Teacher of the Year for 2015!

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A peek inside an 1890's Milwaukee high school

Published Nov. 6, 2014

When Milwaukee's West Side High School graduated its first class in 1898, it published "Hesper," its yearbook. A copy of the book is preserved at Milwaukee Public Library and it opens a window into one of Milwaukee's earliest high schools.

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MPS votes on new charter proposed for Lee, but that may end up elsewhere

Published Oct. 30, 2014

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors will likely vote tonight on a petition to create a new instrumentality charter community school proposed for the former Lee Elementary School building at 9th and Meinecke. Though the site seems unlikely, the plan seems solid.

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Urban spelunking: Milwaukee schools, then and now

Published Oct. 27, 2014

Schools are landmarks in their neighborhoods, and some are well-known across the city. But even some of the oldest schoolhouses in Milwaukee are not the first schools to stand on their respective sites.

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King IB Middle Years Campus will move into renovated Malcolm X site in 2016

Published Oct. 23, 2014

The high performing International Baccalaureate middle school program that MPS board members and administration has been promising for the former Malcolm X Academy, 2760 N. 1st St., is an existing program. The plan is to move Rufus King International Middle School, currently housed in the former McNair Elementary, at 4950 N. 24th St., in time for the start of the 2016 school year.

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Lessons from NYC and Chicago can help us do universal pre-K right

Published Oct. 21, 2014

I've been watching with interest as New York rolls out its first phase of $340 million statewide universal early childhood education plan this autumn, and as Chicago debates how it will get its version off the ground next year. By watching others, we can see what works and what doesn't. We can learn the best ways to create and more smoothly implement universal pre-K that is effective and helps close the achievement gaps and boost the success of all children.